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Explosive Speed! Single Battle (爆速!シングルバトル!!)

Trainers from all over the world will be able to participate in the Explosive Speed! Single Battle (爆速!シングルバトル!!) tournament in June of 2014. Below are the details.

Region: International
Registration Period: May 29th, 2014 at 14:00 until June 6th, 2014 at 8:59
Tournament Period: June 6th, 2014 until June 9th, 2014 at 8:59
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Pokémon caught or hatched from eggs in Kalos
Banned Pokémon: Players could not cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter, nor can they use Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, or Zygarde.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
The first 50,000 people worldwide were eligible to participate. The tournament was split into two divisions, the Junior Category for those born in 1999 or later and the Master Category for those born in 1998 or earlier. A 10-minute time limit for each match will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome has not been determined when the time limit expires, the game will automatically apply tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players have 30 seconds to select Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players have 15 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player. Junior Division players will be limited to playing between the hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time).

Rating Battle Seasons 5 and 6 Announced

Preliminary details about the next two Rating Battle Seasons were announced on the Japanese Pokémon Global Link website. Full details will be announced later in the year.

Rating Battle Season 5

Season Time Period: Starts July 15th 2014
Rules for Special Battle:
Battle Type: 6-on-6 Single Battles
Restrictions: Items Disabled

Rating Battle Season 6

Season Time Period: Starts Mid September 2014
Rules for Special Battle:
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: None
Banned Pokémon: 12 most used Pokémon in regular Double Rating Battles from Seasons 1 to 4 are banned including the Pokémon from Season 5 at a specific point in August.

Sources: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/73d78ec1-e098-4588-a6ec-afdb8c5b6d73 and http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/7397a69b-2b78-4bfa-a7cc-b5779b1d06d0